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WHEN THE WORLD OUTSIDE LOOKS BLEAK, THESE NONFICTION WORKS HELP KEEP ME WARM. Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash. Essays are truly one my favorite art form. A good essay is capacious, bursting with ideas that linger inside your brain long after you’re done reading. There are some essays that dazzle me every single time I revisit them, because they’re so effective in probing a feeling or laying the writer’s perspective bare. Each time I reread these works, they pull me into a private world and change me in some way, then send me back out into the everyday world, ready to become a better writer myself. I always fin myself returning to these essays in the winter. Part of that has to do with... Full story

20 January